Origin and History
The regiment was raised as the “Queen's own Royal Regiment of British Volunteers” on October 16 1761 by Colonel Beauclerk by regimentation of independent companies.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
- from October 1761 to 1763: Lieutenant-colonel Beauclerk
The regiment was disbanded in 1763.
Service during the War
The regiment did not take part to any campaign during the Seven Years' War.
No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.
No details are known of the colours of this regiment.
Fortescue, J. W.: A History of the British Army Vol. II, MacMillan, London, 1899
Mills, T. F., Land Forces of Britain the Empire and Commonwealth (an excellent website which unfortunately does not seem to be online any more)
Schirmer, Friedrich: Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756 - 1763. Edited and published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Magstadt, 1989
United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3
Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.